Fastest Time To Install A Residential Solar Photovoltaic System

United States SHARP SunSnap™ Sierra Pacific Home and Comfort


El Sobrante, California, United States / August 14, 2012

Sierra Pacific Home and Comfort installed a 12-panel, 2.82 kW residential solar photovoltaic DC system in one hour, fifteen minutes and 48.17 seconds. They used SHARP’s SunSnap™ System, a new power-generating solar appliance with a flexible and scalable design that lets installers save hours over a traditional install, and homeowners to start saving with solar energy.

- timing starts after materials are unloaded from vehicle but not unpacked, unboxed or prepared
- install rate of panels must exceed 38 W per minute to beat record
- may receive verbal assistance from others
- crew limited to seven or fewer installers, including ground support
- maximum of four installers on roof
- must be connected to home's main electrical box at completion
- must provide video evidence


Tags: wildcardfastestgreenenergySolarinstallpanelphotovoltaicenvironmental

  • United States Ethan Brad

    Ethan Brad

    Incredible. They have installed the solar Photovoltaic System in very little time. Work quality is also satisfactory. Regards: Bay Area Appliance Installation

  • United States jdhii


    • United States jdhii


      Ubiquiti Energy: 15 minutes for a 9 panel, 2.25kW grid-tied, residential system

    • United States R


      The record setting system above is from modules on the ground, unboxed with a ladder setup, no array layout, wires, wire management, conduit or interconnection OCPD preinstalled, all the way through producing power. 15, or 17 minutes as claimed on the video for the 9 panel system appears to be just modules, already loaded on roof, and even still that time is doubtful. If it is true, congrats that's really great. Post an uncompressed version of the video so we can see how long it was and more of what was involved in the installation.

  • United States R


    Still holding :-)

  • United States Gerry Blakney

    Gerry Blakney

    This record was a campaign that eROI partnered with Sharp Solar to set in 2012. Learn more here:

  • United States Josh Jones

    Josh Jones

    This is major cool

  • United States Emily Patricia

    Emily Patricia

    This would be great to see as a sped-up time lapse video!

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